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us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, less than a month after the massacre at sandy hook elementary, gunfire rips through another school. more violence. even as leaders in washington debate america's gun laws. >> we understand that it's a complicated issue. >> shepard: gun rights groups, including the nra and retailers including wal-mart, meeting with vice president biden. the focus? how to prevent mass murders like the one in new town, connecticut. >> even if what we do saves one life, it makes sense. >> shepard: tonight, what came out of the sitdown and what sort of changes gun owners could soon see. the flu outbreak worsens. >> i'm declaring a public
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health emergency in the city of boston. >> shepard: children are already dying. >> it scared me and i didn't know what to do. >> shepard: now, word that some clinics are running out of vaccines. plus,. >> congratulations to all the nominees. >> shepard: the oscar nominations are out. >> woo! >> shepard: tonight, the surprises and the disappointment. and how this year's academy awards already setting records. but, first from fox this thursday night, it has happened again, just as the vice president of the united states was meeting to discuss ways to stem gun violence, word of more gun violence. another school shooting. this time a teenager said to have walked into his high school and started firing. it happened in taft, california in the san joaquin valley two hours north and west of l.a. as the story goes a 16-year-old guy came to science class in the middle of first period, aimed a shotgun at a fellow student and pulled
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the trigger. he didn't stop there. >> he didn't try to engage a second student that he named and tried to shoot him and missed. the teacher at that point was trying to get the students out of the classroom and engaged the shooter who had numerous rounds of shotgun shells in a 12 gauge shotgun. numerous rounds in his pocket. he engaged the suspect with in conversation. a campus supervisor showed up, was outside the classroom and together they engaged in conversation with this young man and at one point he put the shotgun down and police officers were able to take him into custody. >> shepard: that, they say, may have saved the day. still, two targets, one hit and one missed. the sheriff says the gunman had as many as 20 rounds in his pockets when they arrested him. now we are getting some clues as to why he may have done. this the sheriff says the suspect and the victim had some sort of dialogue this morning. but he could not confirm reports the suspect had been bullied or that he was suspended from school last
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year for putting together a hit list. of course, this happened less than a month after a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. today, as the vp's gun violence meeting continued we learned everyone in the taft school shooting survived. carl cameron will have more on that meeting in washington in a morning. dominic di-natale live outside the school. >> colleagues of the shooter say he was a troubled teenager who was frequently bullied for being different. we spoke to one of his friends and she said that he was often picked on. she described what he was like. take a listen. >> he was that kid that everyone was kind of afraid of but still picked on. so,. >> why did they pick on him, because he was different? >> kind of, yeah. >> describe how kind of different he was, how weird he was. was he weird? >> a little. i mean, he would be the one reading the weird books about like zombies and, you know,
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stuff like that and saying weird stuff about death, maybe i guess. i don't know. >> did he disturb you? >> not really because i always thought he was joking. >> but, it seems he was very serious. and he injured three other people were injured in the incident today, including his teacher who took a pellet shot to the head. teacher described as being emotionally distraught today as well. two female students also injured. one we think might have hearing difficulties as a result or hearing injuries as a result of being very close to the gun when it went off. and also a second girl was injured. she tried to scramble away from the scene and fell over a desk and hurt herself there. we also understand that really it couldn't have come on a more ironic day the school was preparing for evacuation drill and discussions for that had been discussed. the armed security officer that is normally on site here wasn't able to make it in today. apparently he got caught up
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with snow. and the mother of one of the girls we spoke to earlier today said something is going to have to be done better about security at schools now. back to you, shep. >> shepard: dominic di-natale at the school taft. president obama says he -- vice president biden will give the president ideas tuesday. he is giving a hint today what the ideas might be. met with representatives from the national rifle association and other gun owners groups. the president put vice president biden in charge of the projected after the newtown, massacre. today he said the public wants us to act. >> there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual image people have of little 6-year-old kids riddled, not shot with a stray bullet, riddled, riddled with bullet holes. in their classroom. >> the vice president says some of the ideas he is considering are universal background checks, not just for gun shows but also for private gun sales and a
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possible ban on those high capacity ammunition magazines. but he says he has not yet made an official list. after today's meeting, the nra released a statement that reads in part, and i quote: we are disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. team fox coverage continues. carl cammeron live in our d.c. newsroom to. know one's surprise i'm sure the nra is not backing down? >> no. they didn't mince any words at all saying afterwards we will not allow law abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and mad men. they sat in the same room today with the vice president but this is going to be a long, tough fight with all the trappings of a full blown partisan campaign. shep. >> shepard: did the vice president change his tone at all from yesterday. >> a little bit. with sports men and hunters today he emphasized finding common ground. yesterday outcry from gun rights in addition to gun control regulation the president could also take
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executive ax and go around congress. the head of the biggest group of conservatives in the republican house majority complained, quote: vice president biden would do well to read the second amendment and revisit the meaning of the phrase shall not be infringed. bypassing congress to implement radical policies is never acceptable and heinous when such actions trample bill of rights. very tough stuff shep and it's not going to stop. >> >> shepard: this task force looking at movies and video games too. >> the vice president is meeting with the national picture association. national association of broadcasters and groups like that. tomorrow it's video game industry for violent don't. worth noting, shep, the last two days have been about the second amendment and right to bear arms. tomorrow is going to be about the first amendment and the trite bear free speech. >> carl cammeron in washington. thank you. a judge in colorado has not jet ruled that there is enough today go avenue head with trial against the suspect in last year's shooting movie massacre in colorado. courts close for the day.
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that decision is now expected tomorrow. followed by a possible arraignment. as you probably know, prosecutors say james holmes calmly walked into the midnight premier of the dark night rises. set off several smoke bombs that opened fire on unsuspecting crowd. later, 12 dead including a 6-year-old girl nearly 60 others wounded, maimed, even paralyzed. this week the prosecution began presenting its case of sorts in what was essentially a mini trial of its own. a number of veteran police officers broke down crying on the stand. while recounting the horror they discovered inside that theater. the blood, the bodies, the victims screaming for help. they went through it all. holmes faces the potential of the death penalty if convicted. his attorneys have signaled they are considering an insanity defense. and moments ago those attorneys filed papers claiming they are not ready for the arraignment should it happen tomorrow. are you one of the tens of millions of americans who has taken the sleeping pill ambien? well, there is a warning from the feds tonight. doctors now ordered to cut the
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dosage for one group of patients who? why? and how the new recommendations will effect others coming up. plus, that lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning after he hit the jackpot? new word today that one of his family members was having some money troubles. the million-dollar lottery murder mystery ahead from the journalists of fox news on a thursday fox report. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagenassat. pass down something he will be grateful for. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you.
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>> shepard: this flu is awful. students in st. louis park minnesota are mourning a classmate who died of flu. carlie christensen was but 14 years old. a freshman in high school. she went into the hospital on christmas eve and died two days ago. >> when we all found out, i mean, there was so many tears. it just brought everyone down, i mean, she was really in everyone's prayers and thoughts. >> i have some memories with her just laughing. we had some inside jokes. >> carlie is the fifth person to die in minnesota alone during the latest flu
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outbreak. hundreds more have gone to the hospital. and we're seeing similar problems across the country. in boston the mayor declared a public health emergency north of there in summerville, mass state clinics have run out of the vaccine. molly lion -- line is in boston tonight. there is not like a widespread shortage of the vaccine, right? >> absolutely. the vaccine is still available all over the state and local cvs and walgreen's one particular clinic that ran out of dosage of the flu. still widely available. essentially authorities trying to get everybody out to get their flu shots. still encouraging people to do that to stem the tide. there have been 700 cases in the city of boston alone. that is up over 70 that were here at this time last year during the flu season. so they are trying to get people to take those precautions to wash their hands and stay home from work if they are sick. the office of the boston health commissioner has been reiterating the seriousness of
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these numbers that the mayor has been recording. take a listen. >> we have a terrible problem on our hand with lots of people sick with flu. the 700 cases that he mentioned are confirmed cases. but there are thousands of other people sick with influenza type illness. >> 18 people across the state of massachusetts have died. four of them were residents of boston. shep? >> shepard: just more evidence that this strain is particularly difficult to deal with for many people. >> yeah. absolutely there are always a number of different flu strains circulating. but one that has shown up here predominantly in boston is the type a 43 influenza strain. the symptoms tend to be worse. the outcome tends to be worse. they say the good news is according to the cdc the vaccine that's available right now does cover this strain. so they are urging people to take that precaution and get out there and get it done, shep? >> shepard: molly line in boston tonight. thank you. federal regulators have now determined that ambien and
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other sleeping pills in that category are too powerful that their effects last too long. today they ordered drug makers to reduce their dosage. it impacts a specific drug and the brands you see on the screen. the food and drug administration ordering companies to cut in half the dosage for women and recommends lowering the dosage for men as well. this comes after recent studies found that people, many who took the medicine remain drowsy in the morning even after a full night's sleep of. the feds have fielded hundreds of complaints of driving-related problems as a result of the drug. as it turns out the family of that lotto winner who dropped dead was deep in debt. we're talking about this guy from chicago. somebody poisoned him with cyanide one day after he cashed the ticket worth a million bucks before taxes. we're now getting report that the victim's father-in-law owes more than 120 grand in back taxes. he lived in the victim's home along with his widow whom you see here. cops say they interviewed her
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for hours and searched the home. i talked to the reporter who broke the story for "the chicago tribune" newspaper today on "studio b." he says the widow has been butting heads with the victim's family. >> there is battle between the $425,000 check between the wife and the brothers and sisters. they are worried that the teenage daughter whom he had from a previous marriage won't be entitled to any of the winnings. >> shepard: investigators plan to dig up the victim's body to get more clues on exactly how he died. doctors examined the blame of the football all star junior soo. they show how many damage the years in the nfl may have done. details on that next. man falls out of his boat and struggles to stay afloat in the choppy ocean all by himself until a newspaper
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pilot spots him. and then that is still ahead as fox reports live tonight. initiated.
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>> shepard: the legendary nfl linebacker junior sue seau had a degenerative brain disease when he killed himself last year. head trauma, brain damage. that's according to the national instiewts of health which studied seau's brain. the kind of guy involved in every play. but all that action apparently took a toll. he reportedly suffered a number of concussions which led to mood swings, insomnia, forgetfulness and depression. last may he shot himself in his chest. a move many saw as an attempt to preserve his own brain so that scientists might one day
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help those with the same condition. figure out what was wrong in there. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is with us. still too early to say whether this brain damage is related exactly but they are looking. >> yeah. the doctors tell us that they might never be able to provide a definitive link between the sort of brain damage that junior seau suffered apparently as a result of his nfl career and his ultimate suicide we spoke with one doctors who coordinated this particular study of his brain and he clearly seems to believe that it may have had a role, listen. we do know that some of these neurocognitive and neurobehavioral problems have been reported in individuals that have had this disorder diagnosed after r. ar after they have passed away. including suicidal ideation impulsivity, aggression, memory loss. >> seau's family has always
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said he suffered these mild mood swings and intense bouts of depression. now they say as a result of this report, they feel they know why. >> what's the reaction from the nfl and the players association? >> well, both issued statements today, shep. and everybody in this issue is acknowledging that more needs to be done. the nfl said for its part as part of its statement that, quote, it is is committed to supporting a wide range of independent medical and scientific research that will both address the kind of brain damage seau suffered and promote the long-term health and safety of athletes at all levels. we have work to do they said and we are doing it the player's association for its part said, quote: the only way we can improve the safety of players, restore the confidence of our fans and cure the future of our game is to insist on the same quality of medical care, informed consent and ethical standards
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that we expect for ourselves and for our family members. now, the players' association is working with the nfl to put something like $100 million into researching kind of injuries. so changes are coming, changes have been made. all of that though comfort for the family of junior seau. >> shepard: thank you. baseball will become the first major sport to randomly test players for hormone growth hormone hgh during the regular season. starting this season mlb made the announcement today. previous rules only allowed random testing for performance enhancing drugs during the off season and spring training. some critics have questioned whether the hgh test is actually effective pointing out that the hormone can leave the bloodstream pretty quickly. today the executive director for the players association says i believe these changes firmly support the players' desires while protecting their legal rights. the announcement comes a day
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baseball writers decided not to announce a single player for the hall of fame including mark mcgwire and sammy sosa. the former penn state football coach whom a jury convicted of molesting little boys showed up in court today to try to appeal his sentence. jerry sandusky making his first public appearance since october. there were no cameras in the courtroom but observers report sandusky sat quietly as his lawyers complained about not having enough time to prepare for a trial, among other things. sandusky is serving a 30 to 60 year prison sentence in the scandal that led to the firing of the head coach joe paterno and sanctions against the school. the judge not indicating when he might rule on that appeal. president obama spruces his choice to be the next treasury secretary. but a key republican says he must never get the job. meantime the president and a the nominee each had something to say about this signature that very well could be on our money. plus, new rules for mortgage
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learned. the feds say they are trying to prevent another foreclosure crisis. officials from both banks and consumer groups say they have problems with the plan. we will tell you how they will effect you. a grouch killer whales trapped under a sheet of ice. they may not need a rescue anymore. that's next as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. align naturally helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ ooh, baby, can i do for you today? ♪ try align today.
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>> shepard: the killer whales of canada have apparently found freedom. on tuesday a hunter in
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northern quebec spotted 11 whales taking turns bathing and breathing through a small hole in the ice. they were trapped unape able to reach the open sea. the situation had similarities over several gray whales trapped in alaska in 1988. hollywood recently made a story of their rescue into a movie the big miracle. this time the whales apparently found freedom on their own. canada's globe and newspaper reports the whales were gone when people arrived at the site this morning. one local told the paper the whales likely found a path through that ice right out to the sea. a news chopper pilot became part of the story when he helped rescue a man who had fallen off his boat. it happened offer western australia. that pilot says he was on a routine flight when he spotted the boat spinning out of control. he saw the driver nearby struggling to stay afloat. the pilot tossed the guy a life jacket and phoned marine police. he hovered over the scene until the crews came to rescue the driver.
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local media report he is recovering and well. i'm shepard smith. this is "the fox report." it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and the president makes his pick for treasury secretary. and as you might imagine, he is already facing opposition on capitol hill. the president choosing the white house chief of staff jack lu to replace retiring timothy geithner. ley is is also the former white house budget director. the president says this is a bittersweet nomination. >> i trust his judgment i value his friendship. i know very few people with greater integrity than the man to my left. and so i don't want it see him go because it's working out really well for me to have him here in the white house. but, my loss will be the nation's gain. >> shepard: the top republican on the senate budget committee jeff sessions of alabama says jack lew must never be secretary of the treasury. january none bream is at the white house.
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why? >> well, shepard, he, like many other republicans on the hill say that lew is the wrong man for the job because they call him a big government liberal. someone who has blocked them at every turn when they have tried to pass more spending cuts essentially. you know it's a very sore topic here in washington. you mentioned that sessions is the top republican on the budget committee. he told me today that two years ago when lew testified he lied. those were session's words. here is a bit more of what he had to say. >> we just can't have somebody who can't acknowledge, can't look the american people in the eye and tell them the truth about our financial condition. >> following lew's formal nomination here at the white house a number of other republican senators sent out reactions saying they are going to have an open mind. they will listen through the vetting process in the senate. most of them are inclined at this point to vote no. shep? >> shepard: much of the word we are getting this is mostly politics that jack lew is going to sail right through, right? >> the white house feels that
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way. the white house good thing about him that makes him right for the job. he understands domestic and international issues. everything that impacts the international economy. they are working under more than one democratic and having success. >> under president clinton he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. so, for all the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it. three times. >> republican senators not the only one pushing back. independent bernie sanders is a no vote too many of the key advisors are linked to wall street. he would prefer to have somebody heading treasury who will, quote, stand up to corporate america. shep? >> shepard: jack lew cracked a joke about his famous signature. we reported on this yesterday. here is what his signature would like like on our paper money if he gets the gig. he recently learned that he
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had something in common with the outgoing secretary geithner. >> you know, i thought i knew you pretty well but it was only yesterday that i discovered that we both share a common challenge with penmanship. [ laughter ] >> shepard: secretary geithner actually changed his signature from the one on the top here to the one that made it on our money so that people could actually read his name. the president today said he almost reconsidered nominating jack lew after he saw that squiggly thing he calls a signature there are new rules for folks trying to take out a mortgage. the feds say the rules will help prevent another housing crisis. the recently established consumer financial protection bureau issued the new rules which require lenders to make sure folks can actually afford to repay their loans. of course, the chain of bag mortgages and foreclosures collapsed the housing market and set of 00 recession. now banks must inspect and verify records. loan payments cannot total more than 43% of a borrower's monthly income and no more of those risky interest only
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loans that help inflate the market. the director says it's common sense really. people shouldn't be set up to fail with mortgages they can't afford. gerri willis from the fox business network is with us now. not everybody son board with this plan. >> they are criticizing it from both sides. the bankers say it's going to make credit harder to come by if you can imagine that. >> shepard: harder than it is now? >> that's right. consumer advocates say now we can't sue banks no matter what if we have a bad loan. they are worried about that what seems to be coming clear here is there is going to be one size fits all mortgage. all of the esoteric mortgages. >> the 15, 12 and the 8 wants? >> not that ninja loans, no interest, no assets. the special stuff. interest only mortgages which some people legitimately could use. they will go away. >> shepard: mortgage rates are quietly gone up lately. >> a little bit to 3.4% to 3.34% last week. i have got to tell if you you
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look back at the all low on n. record it was 3.31%. we are doing very very good. you know what this means, with low rates if you refinance, can you put that money to work somewhere else. can you save it and spend it it's better for consumers, better for the academy. >> gerri willis, thank you. >> you're most welcome. >> shepard: a fox weather alert now and stormy winter warnings in effect now for much of the western united states. first alert forecasters warning folks in the northern plains and parts of the southwest to brace for possible blizzard conditions. they say temperatures will start dropping tonight and more than a foot of snow could fall in some areas. meantime, down south, a tornado tore through a small town in louisiana this morning. it damaged some homes but so far no word of anybody hurt. just a couple hours ago louisiana governor bobby jindal declared a state of emergency because of severe flooding across his state. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the extreme weather center. lots going on tonight, rick. >> lots going on. step out across the south and west, shep. it's a rely potent and cold
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storm. some of the coldest temps we have seen so far this year. you can't really see that on this map. dealing with snow in san diego. snow in city and the mountains. great news for skiers. take a look how many people here had some kind of winter storm warnings in effect all across the rockies. that right there tomorrow very unfortunately talking about the threat of freezing rain. that's the very dangerous conditions on those roads. get ready also behind this very cold temperatures. we are going to be dealing with freeze warnings all the way down across the deserts of arizona and in across southern california. it's going to be with us the next five to six days these cold temperatures. >> how about down south? louisiana with the flooding and tornado. >> same story. we have been dealing with that storm. the rain has moved temporarily a little farther toward the east. still flooding concerns here. we still have the rain but at least this batch of it has moved a little farther towards the east. we will deal with this unfortunately though. the next batch of it moves.
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in same storm across the west. more flooding by the time we get towards the weekend. shep? >> shepard: lots of rain. snow is falling in the middle east where some religious leaders are calling the rare sight a gift from god. although motorists with no idea how to drive in snow may beg to differ. one of the world's most colossal if not infamous leaders today missed his own inauguration. so will hugo chavez with him ill in cuba, who is in charge of venezuela? el diablo? where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported.
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>> shepard: we're in the last chapter in the war in afghanistan that from the defense secretary leon pa theta in a meeting with the afghan president harmid karzai at the pentagon. officials say they are still working out details to finish this book how many u.s. forces should stay in afghanistan after 2014 when most combat
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troops are set to leave the country. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon for us tonight. what's the word on whether there they are seriously considering leaving troops in afghanistan after that time. >> well, leaving no troops there they call it the zero option, shepard. in fact, it was floated by the white house earlier this week ahead of president harmid karzai's visit here to washington. the afghan leader was at the pentagon and state department today. it was really an idea floated to get karzai's attention because many fear if there are no u.s. troops the country will revert to the taliban you have provided options not to the president yet but to the national security staff. as you know i don't speak about options until i have had a chance to speak to the president. >> at the state department president karzai is dining tonight with secretary clinton and leon panetta. he brought a long list of military equipment that karzai needs from kabul but which what is is increasingly clear
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whatever u.s. presence there will be in afghanistan after 2014 will be quite small, shepard. >> jenks then there is israel. the israeli defense minister in town in washington and talking about concerns of serious chemical weapons amid that civil war. >> it's interesting, the last time that ehud barak the defense minister was in town in washington at the end the of last year. we started hearing reports that there was new intelligence suggesting that sara ran gas had been mixed and maybe even loaded into weapons inside syria. just two days ago we heard the "new york times" report that that intelligence came from israel. yesterday israeli defense minister ehud barak was back at the pentagon where there is great concern about syria's chemical weapon sites. >> that is a discussion that we are happening. not only with the israelis but with other countries in the region. to try to look at what steps need to be taken in order to make sure that these sites are
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secured and that they don't wind up in the wrong hands. >> the act a of preventing the use of chemical weapons would be almost unachievable, jennifer, you would have to have such clarity of intelligence, you know, persistent surveillance. you would have to actually see it before it happened. panetta said they are not working to put any u.s. boots on the ground, shepard. >> shepard: a lot of panetta's plate. the biggest is the budget concern. >> that's his biggest national security concern right now. the threat of sequestration. just auto days to deal with this. >> we have no idea what the hell is going to happen. all told, this uncertainty if left unresolved by the congress will seriously harm our military readiness. >> panetta said thursday he had ordered the military
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services to freeze civilian hiring. delay maintenance work and reduce other spending as fears grow that pentagon faces huge cuts in march. all of this will have a serious effect on military readiness as he said and dempsey reiterated today. shepard? >> shepard: jennifer at the pentagon, thank you. a rare snowfall has brought much of jerusalem to law enforcement the city's worst snow storm in 20 years. you can see it was only a few inches but that was plenty to shut down the government offices, schools, public transportation. our jerusalem reporter vittert sent this photo. giving headaches on the roads but attracting plenty of visitors to quack at it severe winter weather wreaking havoc for syrians living in refugee camps. jordan are waiting for heaters and blankets to keep their kids warm. torrential rains and near freezing temperatures in recent days have flooded hundreds of tents. the united nations now estimates the civil war has
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displaced some 2 million syrians from their homes and killed more than 30 -- i should say 60,000 more. tens of thousands venezuelas have rallied outside the presidential palace for inauguration of their president hugo chavez. the thing is chavez wasn't even there. he was in a hospital bed 1500 miles away in cuba. he has reportedly been fighting a respiratory infection after undergoing cancer surgery last week or weeks ago really that's what they tell us. the fact that he never made appear an appearance it right the constitution to miss swearing in. in fact that has never happened before there. phil keating monitoring things from south florida. so who is in charge? >> that would be the man hand picked by chavez prior to his december surgery to succeed him if he died. so in hugo chavez's absence
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his vice president nicholas who has been vice president throughout the rule acting president. with all this talk of the national assembly leader the two men today made a point to hug and show they are united and loyal. >> it has been 30 days since the operation of hugo chavez. as you know he is in battle. we will tell him from here rest, continue your battle because here you have a government and revolutionary country backing you. vends supreme court ruled yesterday since chavez was reelected he can be sworn in later and that it is not constitutionally necessary to second independent delegates tomb havana to assess chavez's health.
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shep? >> shepard: i guess for chavez's opponents and there are many of them all they can do is wait for the next election. >> at this point that is reality and that doesn't dom around again for six more years in the year 2018 unless chavez resigns or dies in office. in either of those cases then a new election for president would be held within 30 days. meanwhile today in washington an offer to improve relations with or without chavez. >> all of those around the world we would like to see in place in venezuela as they move through this period. but it's going to be for venezuelaning to decide how that happens. so tonight hugo chavez remains in power as president in cuba either recovering or worsening in authoritarian secrecy. shep? >> shepard: phil keating in south florida. thanks. abraham lincoln helped abolish slavery and split the nation in two. apparently he still has a lot
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were serious i had hurt. oscar nominations out today. as usual plenty of surprises and some big time snubs. many of the biggest enemy knees seemed to have something in common. trace gallagher with details live from hollywood. hello, trace. >> hi, shep. you know kind of a deja vu of the academy awards 20 actors and actresses nominated this year nine have won oscars before. all tolled those 9 have been nominated 47 times. speaking of numbers, there are 5656 voting members of the academy. and their nominees are: ♪ i dreamed a dream of time gone by >> best picture nominees read like a history tour from les mis to civil war west to lincoln's civil war. argo takes us through the iranian hostage crisis and zero dark 30 through the
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killing of bin laden mixed in with the history is a boy and tiger in life of pi. a boy and bayou in the beast of the southern wild. asian husband and wife in amor and a couple struggling with mental illness in silver lining. >> lincoln led way with 12 nominations followed by life of pi with 11. les mis and silver linings. no surprise that stephan spielberg captured it seventh nomination for best director. more surprising are directors not nominated kathryn bigelow who came under fire for adding a controversial waterboarding scene in zero dark 30 and ben affleck left out oof both the directing and acting categories for argo. >> those were films that were so perfectly and brilliantly directed to honor those films but not the director was, to me an egregious error on the part of the academy voting. >> best actor nominees include denzel washington for flight,
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hugh jackman for les mis bradley cooper playbook. joaquin phoenix for the actor and daniel day-lewis in lincoln. >> if there was anything that could be remotely called a shore thing that t. it would be daniel day-lewis in lincoln. that performance is almost indescribable. >> the best actress nominees include the oldest and the youngest nominees ever emanuel riva from amore will be 86 on oscar night and wallis from beast from the southern wild is just 9 years old and more amazingly, shep, she was only 6 years old when they filmed the movie. >> shepard: really incredible. trace, thanks a lot. the goal of the board game monopoly is to build empire at the expense of friend and family members. its every man for himself. one the game's beloved tokens are about to get it which game piece they should eliminate in
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